|Title||Location||Grantee||Amount||Start Sort ascending||End|
|Worker Empowerment in South America
The Worker Empowerment in South America project seeks to improve respect for labor rights in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru by strengthening democratic, independent workers' organizations in the agricultural, platform (gig) economy, manufacturing, and mining sectors.
|Brazil, Colombia, Peru||American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)||$12,000,000||12/15/2022||12/14/2026|
|Building an Independent & Democratic Labor Movement to Protect Worker Rights in Mexico
This project will strengthen the capacity of unions to organize by legitimizing collective bargaining agreements, supporting internal leadership elections, building partnerships, and providing independent unions with legal support and training for lawyers. The project will operate in the Mexican states of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Estado de Mexico and Mexico City, as well as Mexico’s northern states by promoting authentic collective bargaining in the automotive, auto parts, aerospace, call centers, electronics, garment, industrial bakeries, logistics and mining sectors.
|Mexico||American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)||$10,000,000||07/19/2022||07/18/2024|
|Building a Comprehensive Government of Mexico Approach to Combating Child Labor and Forced Labor
This project will enhance the effectiveness of the Government of Mexico to combat child labor and forced labor at the federal level and support specific interventions in the southern states of Chiapas, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. The duration of the project will be five years (60 months).
|Mexico||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$13,000,000||04/01/2022||03/31/2027|
|Sustentar: Project to Build and Strengthen Sustainability Systems in the Tomato and Chile Sectors in Mexico
The Sustentar project aims to increase private sector stakeholders’ accountability to uphold core labor standards consistent with Mexican labor laws and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) Labor Chapter, with a specific focus on addressing child labor, forced labor, and acceptable conditions of work. The project will include a focus on states that produce chile peppers and tomatoes, including Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Chihuahua.
|Mexico||Social Accountability International||$5,000,000||04/01/2022||10/31/2026|
|Madagascar Shines: Reducing Child Labor in Mica-Producing Communities of Madagascar
The Madagascar Shines project aims to reduce child labor in mica-producing communities in the Anôsy region of Madagascar through community engagement, coordination, and capacity building.
|Increasing Collective Action to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Other Unacceptable Conditions of Work in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
The project will work with civil society and workers' organizations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to strengthen their capacity and bolster their collaboration with government agencies, the private sector and other stakeholders to protect labor rights and reduce child labor and forced labor. The project will focus on organizations that represent indigenous, Afro-descendant, and Garifuna populations, while promoting gender and racial equity.
|El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras||Pan American Development Foundation||$8,400,000||12/31/2021||06/06/2026|
|Gender Equity in the Mexican Workplace
The Gender Equity in the Mexican Workplace project works to empower women to gain representation in union leadership in order to strengthen protections, address discrimination and harassment at work, and augment wages.
|Mexico||Partners of the Americas||$10,000,000||12/15/2021||06/14/2026|
|ALFA: Addressing Labor Exploitation in Fishing in ASEAN
The ALFA project will strengthen the capacity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) sectoral bodies and member countries to coordinate and collaborate to address forced labor and abusive working conditions in the region’s fishing industry. ALFA will focus on ASEAN regional policy implementation, and increased engagement with the private sector, worker organizations, and civil society to mitigate forced labor and trafficking, and improve working conditions for a more sustainable, responsible and resilient fishing sector.
|Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam||Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI)||$2,500,000||12/15/2021||06/14/2026|
|Global Accelerator Lab Project: Intensifying Action Against Forced Labor and Child Labor
ILAB’s Global Accelerator Lab project will support broader and more effective action under Alliance 8.7, a global partnership to assist United Nations (UN) member States to end child labor, forced labor, human trafficking and modern slavery by 2030.
|Ghana, Global, Malaysia, Nigeria, Regional, Somalia||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$10,000,000||12/01/2021||10/15/2025|
|Mexico Awareness Raising
The Mexico Awareness Raising project aims to support the government of Mexico, including the federal and state-level Secretariat of Labor and Social Welfare, to design, execute, and sustain effective communication strategies that inform workers, unions, and employers of the legal ramifications of the country’s labor law reforms.
|Mexico||Partners of the Americas||$10,000,000||01/01/2021||06/30/2025|
|Strengthening Workers’ Ability to Exercise their Labor Rights in Mexico
To build the capacity of workers, support worker engagement and organizing, and strengthen democratic worker organizations in the aerospace, mining, and call center industries, such that they become protagonists in fulfilling the potential of Mexico’s historic labor reform. The project will offer workers and their organizations expert technical assistance, ongoing skills development, and pro bono advisory and legal services. Additionally, the project will create spaces for analysis, exchange, reflection, and the development of recommendations to improve labor law reform implementation.
|Mexico||American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center)||$10,000,000||12/31/2020||06/30/2025|
|Eliminating Child Labor in Mica-Producing Communities and Promoting Responsible Mica Sourcing in Madagascar and Globally (MICA)
The goal of the UNDP’s MICA project is to eliminate child labor in four communes in Madagascar and to promote environmentally- and socially-responsible mica mining by bolstering the resiliency of vulnerable households in mica producing communities, building government capacity, and increasing engagement with stakeholders.
|Madagascar||United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)||$4,500,000||12/16/2020||09/15/2021|
|CACAO: Cooperatives Addressing Child Labor Accountability Outcomes
The CACAO project seeks to strengthen capacity, connections, and accountability across child labor enforcement and monitoring within cocoa cooperatives; build the capacity of cocoa cooperatives to provide support to vulnerable households and access to social protection; and pilot a farm to cooperative cocoa traceability system.
|Côte d'Ivoire||Save the Children||$4,000,000||12/10/2020||06/09/2025|
|She Thrives: Reducing Child Labor in Ethiopia’s Agricultural Sector using a Gender-Focused Approach
The She Thrives project seeks to build agency of vulnerable women and girls in the Ethiopian agricultural sector, change community social norms and traditions that uphold child labor and gender inequality, and transform laws, policies and institutions to be more gender equitable and support efforts to reduce child labor in Ethiopia.
|Ethiopia||Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)||$5,000,000||12/07/2020||02/06/2025|
|MATE MASIE – Making Advances to Eliminate Child Labor in More Areas with Sustainable Integrated Efforts
The MATE MASIE project seeks to strengthen capacity, connections, and accountability across child labor enforcement and monitoring within cocoa cooperatives; build the capacity of cocoa cooperatives to provide support to vulnerable households and access to social protection; and pilot a farm-to-cooperative cocoa traceability system.
|CAPSA - Capacity Strengthening of Governments to Address Child Labor and/or Forced Labor, and Violations of Acceptable Conditions of Work in Sub-Saharan Africa
The CAPSA project seeks to build the capacity of the Governments of Kenya and Uganda to more effectively combat child labor, forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work. It does this by helping the governments strengthen enforcement of their laws and regulations, improve assistance services for victims, and enhance coordination between law enforcement and social protection entities.
|Kenya||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$5,250,000||12/15/2019||01/30/2023|
|Attaining Lasting Change (ATLAS)
The ATLAS project seeks to build the capacity of governments to more effectively combat child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking by helping them strengthen their laws and regulations, improve their capacity to enforce them, and strengthen coordination between law enforcement and social protection entities.
|Argentina, Bolivia, Global, Liberia, Paraguay, Thailand||Winrock International||$8,800,000||01/01/2019||03/28/2023|
|Multi-stakeholder Strategy for Child Labor Elimination in Agriculture in Argentina
This project is raising the visibility and understanding of child labor in agriculture in Argentina and contributing to improved tools and coordination among government entities, the private sector, and civil society to confront the problem. It focuses on the provinces of Tucumán, Misiones, and Buenos Aires. The project is working with the private sector to develop agricultural certifications and mechanisms for addressing child labor in yerba mate and blueberry production.
|Argentina||Desarrollo y Autogestión (DYA)||$2,500,000||01/01/2019||12/31/2022|
|Improving the Capacity of Labor and Agriculture Stakeholders to Address Child Labor in Agricultural Areas of Argentina Project
This project is building the capacity of labor and agriculture stakeholders to more effectively implement the National Action Plan on Child Labor and coordinate efforts to combat child labor. The project is generating knowledge and information on child labor and adolescent work in agriculture; raising awareness of and advocating for a solution to the problem; and helping labor and agriculture stakeholders build their capacity to address child labor by designing local-level models, methodologies, and tools.
|Argentina||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$2,500,000||01/01/2019||08/31/2023|
|Strengthening Labor Law Enforcement
This project enhances governments’ capacity to create, implement, and monitor the application of labor laws by working with ministries of labor, labor judges, and other judicial labor authorities. It seeks to use data collected from labor inspections to identify gaps that facilitate violations and to support legal reforms to address them. The project also uses data analytics to identify and combat labor inspection corruption, waste and inefficiency, and identifies regional inspection units in need of training and capacity building.
|Georgia, Global, Honduras, Mexico||American Institutes for Research||$28,750,000||01/01/2019||12/31/2026|
|Combatting Child Labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Cobalt Industry (COTECCO)
The COTECCO project works to address child labor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) cobalt supply chain, with a focus on artisanal and small-scale mining. It supports key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to reduce child labor and improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines, as well as in the broader cobalt supply chain.
|Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC)||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$23,500,000||10/15/2018||05/16/2024|
The Sakriya project (Sakriya means "active" in Nepali) works to build the capacity of Nepalese civil society to more effectively detect and combat forced child labor and other labor abuses in Nepal's brick, embroidery, and carpet weaving sectors. It leverages partnerships across Nepal's child protection networks to facilitate access to services for survivors of labor abuses and to reduce the risk that adults and children will be forced into harmful work in these sectors.
|BuildCA2P: Building Capacity, Awareness, Advocacy and Programs Project
The BuildCA2P Project works to build the capacity of Filipino civil society to more effectively detect and combat child labor and other labor abuses in the agricultural sector in Mindanao, Philippines. It leverages partnerships with academic and advocacy organizations to build a grassroots movement, empower vulnerable families, connect survivors to grievance mechanisms and services, and reduce the risk that children will be harmed by performing hazardous work in agriculture.
|From Research to Action (R2A)
The Research to Action (R2A) Project applies rigorous research methods in an effort to accelerate global action against child labor and forced labor. The project seeks to help policymakers and practitioners access relevant research and evaluation tools, identifies key knowledge gaps, and facilitates the development of a global research agenda to guide new policy-relevant research efforts. To that end, the project also seeks to broaden and diversify the researcher pool, increasing both the number and capacity of researchers working to shed light on these abusive labor practices.
|Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$3,360,000||08/03/2018||03/31/2023|
|Pilares: Building the Capacity of Civil Society to Combat Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Colombia
The Pilares project is supporting civil society organizations in Colombia to more effectively detect and combat child labor and unacceptable working conditions in artisanal and small-scale mines. Pilares forms networks of civil society organizations and empowers local communities to build grassroots movements. Collectively, these movements or networks are improving working conditions and reducing the risk that children will be used in this harmful work.
The Child Labor Improvements in Bangladesh (CLIMB) project built the capacity of civil society to more effectively detect and combat forced child labor and other labor abuses in the dried fish sector in Bangladesh. It leveraged partnerships with academic and community-based organizations to build a grassroots movement, empower vulnerable families, connect survivors to services and reduce the risk that children would be forced into this harmful work.
|Promoting Better Understanding of Indicators to Address Forced Labor and Labor Trafficking in Peru
This project supports the Peruvian government and other labor stakeholders to build their capacity to prevent, detect, and eliminate forced labor and labor trafficking from workplaces in Peru. By bringing together the Ministry of Labor, regional and local governments, law enforcement officials, and the judiciary branch, the project aims to encourage better enforcement through consultation and consensus building.
|Peru||Capital Humano y Social Alternativo (CHS)||$2,000,000||12/08/2017||12/30/2022|
The SAFE Seas project works to counter forced labor and human trafficking on fishing vessels in Indonesia and the Philippines. The project works to strengthen government enforcement capacity and deepen engagement among fishers, the private sector and civil society. As a result, SAFE Seas helps to promote supply chains free of exploitative labor and a fair playing field for workers in the U.S. and around the world.
|Indonesia, Philippines||Plan International||$5,500,000||12/01/2017||11/30/2022|
|Measurement, Awareness-Raising, and Policy Engagement (MAP 16) Project on Child Labor and Forced Labor
The United States supports the goal of bringing meaningful change to the lives of the 152 million child laborers and the 25 million adults and children in forced labor around the world by eradicating child labor, forced labor and human trafficking.
|Argentina, Brazil, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Costa Rica, Fiji, Global, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Serbia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$23,945,000||12/09/2016||12/31/2023|
|Project to Promote Workplace-Based Training for Vulnerable Youth in Argentina
Project Noemi is helping bridge the skills gap in Argentina by increasing the number and quality of on-the-job training programs, such as internships and apprenticeships, while ensuring these opportunities are accessible to the youth who need them the most. The project is supporting improvements in the legal and policy framework surrounding youth training, raising awareness about the benefits of work-based training, documenting and disseminating good apprenticeship practices in Argentina, and helping both public and private sector youth training programs to increase their effectiveness.
|Argentina||Desarrollo y Autogestión (DYA)||$3,300,000||11/09/2016||04/30/2023|
|Supporting Sustainable and Child Labor Free Vanilla-Growing Communities in SAVA (SAVABE)
The SAVABE project will aim to reduce child labor in the production of vanilla in the Sava region of Madagascar. The project will assist the vanilla industry to eliminate child labor in Madagascar’s vanilla supply chain and will build the capacity of Madagascar’s law enforcement to enforce child labor laws.
|Madagascar||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$4,000,000||11/01/2016||08/31/2020|
|Improving Labor Laws and Labor Administration within the New Industrial Relations Framework (NIRF)||Vietnam||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$4,000,000||10/01/2016||04/30/2023|
|Better Utilization of Skills for Youth (BUSY) through Quality Apprenticeships
The Better Utilization of Skills for Youth (BUSY) project works to build the capacity of government, employers, workers’ organizations, and civil society actors to establish and expand workplace-based training programs for vulnerable youth, including by identifying gaps in relevant laws and policies.
|Kenya||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$3,000,000||09/30/2016||12/30/2021|
|Youth Pathways to Leadership, Learning, and Livelihoods in Costa Rica
The project is helping bridge the skills gap in Costa Rica by increasing the number and quality of on-the-job training programs, such as internships and apprenticeships, while ensuring these opportunities are accessible to the youth who need them the most.
|Costa Rica||YouthBuild International||$3,750,000||09/30/2016||11/30/2022|
|Promoting Apprenticeship as a Path for Youth Employment in Argentina, Costa Rica, and Kenya through Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN) National Networks
The Promoting Apprenticeship as a Path for Youth Employment Project (GAN) worked directly with employers, workers’ organizations, and governments to help increase the number of apprenticeship opportunities for vulnerable youth in Argentina, Costa Rica, and Kenya. The project created and strengthened private sector networks in support of apprenticeship and other types of work-based training, such as internships, in all three countries. It helped employers launch quality work training programs while ensuring these programs were accessible to disadvantaged youth.
|Argentina, Costa Rica, Global, Kenya||Global Apprenticeships Network (GAN)||$5,000,000||09/01/2016||07/31/2021|
|Together Against Child Labor in Tunisia (PROTECTE)
The PROTECTE project is working to strengthen Tunisia’s ability to implement their Child Labor National Action Plan, a multi-stakeholder effort involving government, business, and civil society. The project will turn policy and promises into action by facilitating a comprehensive approach to safeguarding every child’s right to attend school and avoid exploitative labor.
|Tunisia||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$4,000,000||09/01/2016||08/31/2023|
|M&E Toolkit: OCFT Sectors & Themes
The project will help enhance the sustainability of child labor and forced labor program efforts by contributing to the overall body of knowledge on how best to assess child labor and forced labor interventions.
|Protecting the Rights of Migrant Workers through Empowerment and Advocacy in Malaysia
The project builds the capacity of workers’ organizations or other civil society organizations to assist foreign migrant workers in Malaysia.
|Malaysia||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$4,070,457||11/25/2015||12/31/2026|
|From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor (The Bridge Project)||Global, Malaysia, Mauritania, Nepal, Niger, Peru, Uzbekistan||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$18,745,138||09/30/2015||03/31/2023|
|Technical Support for Enhancing National Capacity to Prevent and Reduce Child Labour in Vietnam||Vietnam||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$10,000,000||12/31/2014||06/30/2022|
|My-PEC: Myanmar Program on the Elimination of Child Labor
The goal of the project is to reduce child labor in Burma through the establishment of a comprehensive, inclusive, and efficient multi-stakeholder response.
|Burma||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$10,050,000||12/31/2013||12/31/2023|
|PROMOTE: Decent Work for Domestic Workers to End Child Domestic Work
The goal of the project is to reduce child domestic work by promoting decent work for domestic workers
|Indonesia||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$4,999,970||12/31/2012||03/31/2018|
|Consolidating and Disseminating Efforts to Combat Forced Labor in Brazil and Peru
Vulnerable populations in rural and urban areas are victims of forced labor in Brazil and Peru. They endure abusive working conditions, debt bondage, deception, intimidation and threats, and restriction of movement, among other unlawful labor practices. Some victims of forced labor have been rescued from forced-labor conditions within agricultural supply chains or manufacturing businesses with domestic and global reach.
|Brazil, Peru||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$6,800,000||12/26/2012||12/31/2018|
|Global Action Program (GAP) on Child Labor Issues||Azerbaijan, Belize, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the (DRC), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Global, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$15,900,000||10/31/2011||11/30/2017|
The ABK3 project raised awareness, strengthened advocacy, and built the capacity of community, government, and sugar industry stakeholders to reduce exploitative child labor in 11 sugarcane producing provinces in the Philippines. The project provided educational support to help children succeed and stay in school, and assisted families in increasing agricultural productivity, finding alternative sources of income, and linking to social protection programs in order to alleviate the root causes of child labor.
|Moving Towards a Child Labor-Free Jordan
Equip the government and other stakeholders with tools needed to eliminate all worst forms of child labor in Jordan.
|Jordan||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$4,040,000||12/31/2010||08/31/2016|
|Supporting Actions to Meet the 2015 Targets to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Lusophone Countries in Africa Through Knowledge, Awareness Raising and South-South Cooperation||Cabo Verde, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$500,000||12/31/2010||12/31/2012|
|Support to the Global Action Plan and FY2009 Project Prep||Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$2,821,100||09/30/2009||12/31/2013|
|Project Development, Awareness Raising and Support for the Implementation of the Global Action Plan on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor||Benin, Liberia, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Paraguay, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Vietnam||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$4,071,547||09/29/2008||09/29/2013|
|Preparation and Design of IPEC Projects for USDOL-Funding Under Fiscal Year 2006, and Awareness Raising||Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$1,570,628||09/29/2006||09/29/2011|
|Enhancing National Capacity in Child Labor Data Collection, Analysis and Dissemination Through Technical Assistance to Surveys, Research and Training||Bangladesh, Bolivia, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Paraguay, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Yemen||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$6,684,109||09/29/2006||09/29/2012|
|Preparation and Design of IPEC Projects for USDOL-Funding under Fiscal Year 2005||Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$1,013,401||09/29/2005||09/29/2007|
|Central Asia Regional (CAR) Capacity Building Project: Regional Program on the Worst Forms of Child Labor||Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$2,500,000||09/29/2004||09/29/2007|
|Combating Child Labor Through Education in Central America and the Dominican Republic, (Primero Aprendo)||Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua||Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE)||$5,730,000||09/29/2004||09/29/2009|
|Building the Foundations for Eliminating the Worst Forms of Child Labor in Anglophone Africa||Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$5,301,486||09/29/2002||09/29/2006|
|Publication and Presentation Material for National Conference on Best Practices for the Elimination of Child Labor||Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$240,000||09/29/2000||09/29/2000|
|Project Implementation Technical Support - Global (Phases I-III)||Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$1,300,000||09/29/2000||09/29/2002|
|Development of a National Program of Action to Eradicate Child Labor in South Africa||South Africa||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$121,929||09/29/2000||09/29/2003|
|Global Campaign to Raise Public Awareness and Understanding about Problems and Solution for the Worst Forms of Child Labor||Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$1,243,000||09/29/1999||09/29/2003|
|Awareness Raising: Indicator Training Workshop||Global||International Labor Organization (ILO)||$33,000||09/29/1995||09/29/2001|